wayne040576 Registered User
#1

I've spent the last week trying to decide whether or not to move from my iphone to an Android phone. Just when I finally made up my mind and was about to buy a HTC Desire, I came across the Galaxy S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s98gIMNhILQ

The 8GB internal storage is a plus for me but I've heard Samsung are not great with supporting their phones over a long period.

Does anyone have one of these?
Is there a huge difference between HTC sense (gimmick?) and the galaxy's interface?


Would it be worth spending the extra money or just saving it and going for the Desire?

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oleras Registered User
#2

wayne040576 said:
I've spent the last week trying to decide whether or not to move from my iphone to an Android phone. Just when I finally made up my mind and was about to buy a HTC Desire, I came across the Galaxy S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s98gIMNhILQ

The 8GB internal storage is a plus for me but I've heard Samsung are not great with supporting their phones over a long period.

Does anyone have one of these?
Is there a huge difference between HTC sense (gimmick?) and the galaxy's interface?


Would it be worth spending the extra money or just saving it and going for the Desire?


Going by the demo vid the phone looks very slow compared to the Desire imo.

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wayne040576 Registered User
#3

I thought I noticed that as well and on one other demo vid that I saw which kind of contradicts the reviews I've read that said it performs very well.

I know it is supposed to be better in the graphics department as it has a dedicated GPU on the chipset.

I saw one graphics benchmark here were it destroyed the desire and the nexus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLUQP7CWyeQ&feature=player_embedded

EDIT: just noticed the desire's FR is locked at 30FPS so maybe destroyed is not the correct word.

Abelloid Registered User
#4

Does look a little slow in that clip... Samsung are sh!te at supporting their own phones with firmware updates but as this runs Android, who cares?

Looks interesting, I do like my Desire but the camera isn't great, very poor even compared to my old Tocco Ultra, if this has a similar quality cam I'll be keeping a eye on it.

HTC Sense can be replaced with Home apps and launchers (over stock Android) that look similar.

wayne040576 Registered User
#5

JustinOval said:
Does look a little slow in that clip... Samsung are sh!te at supporting their own phones with firmware updates but as this runs Android, who cares?

Looks interesting, I do like my Desire but the camera isn't great, very poor even compared to my old Tocco Ultra, if this has a similar quality cam I'll be keeping a eye on it.

HTC Sense can be replaced with Home apps and launchers (over stock Android) that look similar.


It supposedly has a better quality cam. 5mp as well but the sensors are supposed to be better. No flash though. 720p video recording.

Samsung said that they will have a 2.2 upgrade for it.

wayne040576 Registered User
#6

Ok.
So I decided to go for this, ordered it last night. I'll post my opinions on it after a few days use.

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Zagato Registered User
#7

Don't suppose anyone's heard if any of the networks are going to launch this over the Summer, I asked Vodafone on their forum and they sound like they're not even aware of it.

A couple of weeks ago Samsung were talking about launching it in 110 countries simultaneously, and obviously want to get it across all carriers

wayne040576 Registered User
#8

Zagato said:
Don't suppose anyone's heard if any of the networks are going to launch this over the Summer, I asked Vodafone on their forum and they sound like they're not even aware of it.

A couple of weeks ago Samsung were talking about launching it in 110 countries simultaneously, and obviously want to get it across all carriers


Not aware of any. I had to order mine sim free from expansys. I saw them on eBay for about the same price.

Zagato Registered User
#9

These are lean times for me ordering a phone sim-free if it might come out on a network in a month or so

mathew Registered User
#10

wayne040576 said:
Not aware of any. I had to order mine sim free from expansys. I saw them on eBay for about the same price.

Seriously considering getting one myself. Looking forward to hearing what you think

Brian Moderator
#11

Great screen and GPU, but no LED as well as the horrible Samsung skin and plasticky construction... personally I'd prefer a Dell Streak if I were forced to switch from my Nexus One.

smcelhinney Registered User
#12

Had the opportunity to play with one of these while I was setting up Exchange ActiveSync for a friend. Have to say.. its beautiful.. And thats from a HTC Hero user running VillainROM 10 which is unbelievably smooth..

Im very very tempted..

mathew Registered User
#13

smcelhinney said:
Had the opportunity to play with one of these while I was setting up Exchange ActiveSync for a friend. Have to say.. its beautiful.. And thats from a HTC Hero user running VillainROM 10 which is unbelievably smooth..

Im very very tempted..

There were one or two reports of lags on some review sites. Did you notice any at all when you were using it?

wayne040576 Registered User
#14

Mine arrived a few hours ago. I haven’t had time to mess with it that much other than spending a few minutes at lunch.
Interface seems quite good. Haven’t noticed any lag though. I’ll have a better look this evening when I take the sim out of my iphone.

mathew Registered User
#15

Deadly. Very jealous..
Any chance you could see if your apple headphones with mic work on it?
I have a set of the in ear ones for my iPod. It'd be amazing if the mic worked on the Galaxy S

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